iconHOMER Energy Privacy Policy

Effective Date: July 25, 2017

This Privacy Policy describes, among other things, the types of information collected about you when you visit or register on the HOMER Energy website at https://www.homerenergy.com and its subdomains, including but not limited to users.homerenergy.com, success.homerenergy.com, support.homerenergy.com, or any other site ending in “homerenergy.com” and microgridnews.com or microgridconference.com (collectively, the “Website”); how your information may be used and when it may be disclosed; and how your information is protected.

1. Scope of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected about you by or through the Website. This Privacy Policy does not cover any information collected through any other web site. Please note that the Website may contain links to other web sites not controlled or created by HOMER Energy. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites, and we recommend that you review the privacy policies of each web site that you visit.

2. Information Collected

Information you provide directly. Information you provide directly. You are not required to provide information about yourself in order to visit the Website. However, if you register to use the free Software on the Website or purchase a subscription to any of the Software on the Website, you will be required to provide us certain information about you and your organization, including:

  • Contact and demographic information (such as your name, company / employer, address, email address, and phone number); and
  • Other information you voluntarily provide to us.

Information we collect automatically. We may collect or obtain certain information about you automatically when you visit the Website, including:

  • Your browser type and operating system;
  • Your email and Internet Protocol (IP) address;
  • Sites you visited before and after visiting the Website;
  • Date and time of your visit;
  • Web pages and advertisements you view and links you click on within the Website;
  • Unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers that can identify the physical location of such devices in accordance with applicable law;
  • Information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies;
  • Information about your interactions with email messages, such as the links clicked on and whether the messages were opened or forwarded; and
  • Project-related data.

3. Use of Information

We generally use information (“Information”) we collect about you to:

  • Improve or enhance our Software’s functionality and support of our Software;
  • Collect, compile and store analytical and project-related data;
  • Add to our general knowledge base;
  • Generally enhance our understanding of the market for our products and services;
  • Understand what kind of hybrid renewable energy systems are of interest to you;
  • Understand how you are using our products;
  • Link any project information or data provided to your user account;
  • Complete a transaction that you have requested;
  • Enable you to participate in features such as user replies or comments;
  • Tailor our communications to you;
  • Enable you to connect to third party vendors and business partners at your option;
  • Develop new content and services;
  • Analyze the use of the Website and Information about visitors to the Website to understand and improve our content, marketing and service offerings;
  • Prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities in accordance with the Website’s Terms of Use and/or our End User License Agreement; and
  • For any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your Information or pursuant to your consent or pursuant to updates to this Privacy Policy.

4. Disclosure of Information

We may share the information collected from you as follows:

  • With your consent. We may share, sell or license your contact or other Information in accordance with specific consent you provide us with third-party business partners or third-party technology vendors who provide microgrid systems and components and related services. Your consent may be demonstrated by affirmatively clicking on an option to provide your contact information to a third party, or “opting-in” or checking a box (or not unchecking a box) to allow such sharing.
  • Aggregation. We may aggregate the Information and project-related data collected and share, sell or license this data to third parties, including third-party business partners and technology vendors who provide microgrid systems and components and related services. Any aggregated Information may include information concerning geographic location of the potential microgrid project, organization size, and similar information, but will not contain any personally identifiable information.
  • Business transfers.  We may share your Information in connection with a substantial corporate transaction such as a merger, consolidation, asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
  • Legal requirements. We may disclose Information about our users, including contact information, to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and other law enforcement measures, and to comply with other legal obligations.
  • Protect our Web Sites and users. We may disclose Information to protect and defend the legal rights, interests, and safety of HOMER Energy, our employees, agents, and contractors (including enforcing our agreements); to protect the safety and security of users of the Website and members of the public; and as otherwise disclosed in our Terms of Use.

5. Your Choices

You can visit and use the Website without directly providing any personal information; however, as described above, some information may automatically be collected or may be requested so you can take advantage of certain features.

We use cookies to understand how our visitors use the Website. We do not use tracking cookies. You may have choices about whether cookies and other similar technologies are placed on your computer or mobile device through your internet browser’s blocking features; however, some Website features may not work well if you block our use of cookies.

6. Access

If you choose to share contact information with us, you may change or ask us to change or update your information by contacting us. Please note that we may need to retain some information about you in order to satisfy our legal and security obligations. For example, some of your information may remain in back-up storage even if you ask us to delete it. In some cases, you may be entitled under local laws to access or object to the processing of information that we hold relating to you.

7. Protection of Information

We are committed to protecting your Information. We have adopted commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and physical procedures to help protect your Information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, and alteration. Please note, however, that no data transmission or storage can be guaranteed to be 100% secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of any Information you transmit to us.

8. Privacy Protections for Children

The Website is intended for adults age 18 or older. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use the Website pursuant to our Terms of Use and we do not knowingly collect or store contact information about children under the age of 18.

9. User-Generated Content

Website users may in some instances submit their own content for potential use on the Website. Publication of such user-generated content on the Website is subject to our discretion and compliance with our Terms of Use; provided, however, that we are not obligated to review any such user-generated content. Please remember that any information you disclose becomes public information and exercise caution when deciding whether to disclose your contact, financial, or other personal information in a submission. We cannot prevent such information from being used by others in a manner that may violate this Privacy Policy, the law, or your personal privacy and safety.

10. Third Party Sites

When you select a link to a third party web site from the Website, you will be leaving Website. Any information that you disclose on the linked third party site will be governed by that site’s privacy policy and not by this Privacy Policy.

11. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices and service offerings. If we modify our Privacy Policy, we will update the “Effective Date” at the top of this page and such changes will be effective upon posting.

12. Questions

If you have questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at the email address below and we will do our best to respond to your request within a reasonable period of time. You may also submit questions or comments using the postal address listed below:

Attn: Privacy desk
1790 30th Street, Suite 100
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Telephone: +1-720-565-4046
Email: info@HOMERenergy.com